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QSAC Academic Partnership


QSAC Academic Partnership QSAC was founded in 1978 by a group of parents confronted with the limited service options for their children with autism. QSAC is a nonprofit whose mission is to support children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services. In addition, they work to be an innovator in their field by implementing new technologies, embark on research projects for new and innovative strategies, provides an online learning platform for parents and siblings, and works diligently on programs that will expand community awareness regarding autism.

QSAC pursues its mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills. Programs for children include early intervention, preschool, school, after school, and in-home educational and support services. QSAC’s adult programs include supportive living, skill development programs, and in-home services. All of QSAC’s programs provide supportive and trained staff, high-impact services, and a commitment to quality.

Today, QSAC provides direct services to more than 2,400 children and adults throughout the region. As a way of saying "thank you" to QSAC employees and volunteers who reside in our community, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing for all QSAC employees, volunteers, and their immediate adult family members.

Special Tuition Pricing for Employees

QSAC employees, volunteers, and their immediate adult family members will receive the following benefits:

* A tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs. For our complete list of eligible programs and discounted pricing visit our eligible programs and pricing page.

* Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class or a mix of both.


QSAC employees, volunteers, and their families must show proof of employment or volunteer work in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.

Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who began their Marist academic career at age 22 or older and who are applying through the Office of Adult Undergraduate Admission.

Graduate students are those students who are initiating an application for a stand-alone masters degree through the Office of Graduate Admission.

Final determination of eligibility is made by Marist College.

Complete our online inquiry form to receive more information. All contact information provided is confidential.

Programs Offered

Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners. Please visit our eligible programs page for more information.